Dave Phillips Photography

Dave Phillips Photography - Manchester Photographer

Dave Phillips Photography - Manchester based professional photographer specialising in editorial portraits, corporate portraits, corporate headshots, editorial portraits, PR photography & corporate events.

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Getting The Most From Your Corporate Portrait Photography Session

You've gone to the expensive of booking a professional portrait photographer to provide you with a much needed updated picture for your corporate profile. You've also set aside precious time to take out of your day to have the photograph taken (if you're clever or have been given good advice from the photographer, hopefully he is travelling to you!). The shots are taken and a few days later the images land back with you.

You now have the updated LinkedIn profile picture you were after. This picture now appears on all your social media platforms, maybe on your email footer, maybe in an editorial piece you have managed to get published in a trade magazine, it's on your CV...all the same picture.

Maybe you now feel you didn't get the most from that corporate portrait session after-all.

My advice to all my clients is to utilise the time and get the most from the organised shoot. A good professional photographer should be suggesting this anyway but you are paying for the service so make the most of it. Consider a couple of changes of location (I'd suggest a plain background for your profile shots and something more natural for any editorial/marketing purposes). Think about a few changes of clothes, even if it's just taking a jacket or tie off. It's always useful to have a range of professional and some slightly more casual shots.

Use the time wisely and you will be far happier with the outcome from the photography shoot.

Here is a good example from a recent shoot where I'd been asked to take a simple head & shoulder shot for a profile picture. Due to the surroundings I suggested getting a few images that were more environmental - too good a setting to miss the opportunity. We also covered a few options for the headshots but the table shots were the winners of the day.

If you want more advice then please do get in touch, I've produced a handy pdf guide that will talk you through the whole process and ensure you are more than happy with the end results.

 

 The head & shoulder portrait as requested.

The head & shoulder portrait as requested.

 A slightly more relaxed head & shoulder portrait.

A slightly more relaxed head & shoulder portrait.

 Taking the time to capture a more informal portrait.

Taking the time to capture a more informal portrait.

 Take the time to give you options! The winner of the session.

Take the time to give you options! The winner of the session.